Maintenance Specialist – Heavy Equipment Operator


1100 Martin Luther King

Maintenance Specialist – Heavy Equipment Operator
Water Management; Water & Sewer Maintenance Division
B228: hiring range $44,601.00 – $50,152.00

Water Management has some vacancies for Heavy Equipment Operators (HEO) within the Water & Sewer Maintenance Division. HEOs, no matter where they are assigned, are expected to operate specialized and heavy-duty motorized equipment and vehicles which have complex operating requirements. Work involves responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of at least 3 of the following: Backhoe, Track-hoe, Skid-Steer, Excavator, Rubber Tire Loader, Front-end Loader and/or tractor with attachments, Track Loader, dump truck, Jet Vac truck, flushers, and pump-oriented water tanks.

In accordance with DOT, this role also operates vehicles that haul heavy loads and/or tow equipment with or without a trailer; bulldozers, tractor-type construction equipment, and other types of similar heavy earthmoving equipment of comparable operating difficulty. This job works in close proximity to high voltage wires & other lines often climbing on equipment higher than 4 feet & working within tight spaces. This job is required to work weekend rotation for stand-by/recall, overtime, and/or call back for emergencies and during all types of weather conditions.

HEOs normally work on teams within Outfall Maintenance or as part of the Excavation teams and cross-train in the various work groups listed below:
•Excavation: Maintains pipelines, installing new services, hydrants, valves, manholes, and meters
•Outfall Maintenance: clears easements & assists with manhole repair & inspections; responds to sanitary sewer overflow
•Distribution Systems: Repairs and maintain valves and fire hydrants
•Collection Systems: Assists with closed circuit television inspections, flush truck operations & sanitary sewer overflow

• High School Diploma or equivalent (GED, HiSet, TASC)A-CDL
• Four years of equipment operation, or technical repair experience in areas related to assignment.
• * A valid North Carolina Class A Commercial Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record is required for heavy equipment operator assignments.
• Must complete job-related and/or safety training based on assignment, such as (but not limited to) lock out/tag out, confined space entry, ladder safety, respirator, and emergency evacuation training

Preferred Certification:
• 1+ years of supervisory experience in a field position leading a crew
• OSHA Competent Person, Confined Space Entry, & Trenching/Shoring certifications or obtained within 1 year of hire
• NC Grade C, B, or A Water Distribution
• NC Grade I, II, III, or IV Wastewater Collections

Enjoy our benefits that include 401(K), (457), retirement, flex spending accounts, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short/long term disability, & generous annual/holiday leave. Apply online at

EOE – Individuals selected for an offer of employment must pass the City of Durham physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, & background investigation. You must have the legal right to work in the U.S. This agency will not sponsor any applicant to obtain documentation of that right to work.

compensation: Hiring range $44,601.00 – $50,152.00

employment type: full-time

job title: Maintenance Specialist – Heavy Equipment Operator

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